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Places to see on the Cape West Coast & Sandveld

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Things To Do

The Old Rectory

The Old Bakoven

Old Wash Trough

Potato Cold Storage
Once the old Dutch Reformed Church


Ruins of a home
Said to have been those visited by Lady Anne Barnard

Jakkalskloof homestead 1873

Khoi San art and caves at Agterdam

Wall paintings by Hannes Carstens

Archaeology excavating site

The old ammunition store

Potato fields, farmsteads, grasslands and game

Wild Flowers
Flower season during August and September

On the Verlorenvlei-March

4x4 Trails

River & Sea

Game Drives

Hiking Trails

Horse Riding

Mountain Bikes or Trails

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Velorenvlei Estuary

Velorenvlei Estuary

Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. Verlorenvlei is one of the most important estuarine systems in the Western Cape and one of the largest natural wetlands along the west coast of South Africa. It is also one of the few coastal fresh water lakes in the country. The system comprises a coastal lake and reedswamp connected to the sea by a small estuary.

At least 26% of the Western Cape's Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus population congregates at Verlorenvly at times.

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San Rock Art

San Rock Art

Ancient San Rock Art can be seen at the Elands Bay Cave which is located near the mount of the Velorenvlei Estuary.

The archaeological remains recovered from previous excavations at Elands Bay Cave have been studied in an attempt to answer questions regarding the relationship of people and their landscape, the role of climate change that could have determined or influenced subsistence changes, and the impact of pastoralism and agriculture on the historical hunter-gatherer communities.

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Crayfish Trail

Crayfish Trail

The Crayfish Trail has become known as a truly Unique “Slackpacking” Experience not to be missed when undertaking a visit to the beautiful Cape West Coast.

If you love the idea of exploring unspoilt stretches of coastline and pioneering new trails, but hate the thought of carrying a crippling load on your back, then slackpacking is for you.

The stretch of coastline between the Berg and Olifants Rivers offers superb hiking opportunities which the Crayfish Trail takes full advantage of. There are a number of different routes from which to choose, including a Six Day Trail and a choice of Three Day Trails.

The Crayfish Trail operates all year and with each season brings with it a new vision of beauty which only the West Coast can offer.

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West Coast Way

West Coast Way

Discover the magnificence of the Cape West Coast and take on a road trip into one of the most underrated tourist attractions in South Africa. West Coast Way has put together 6 breath taking routes which will make you fall right in love with our beautiful West Coast.

A unique collection of adventure-filled self-drive routes are an ideal way for friends and family to take precious time out together and enjoy whatever tickles your fancy be it:

  • The NEW Cape Way Route
  • The Foodie Route
  • Culture Route
  • Berg Route
  • Tractor Route
  • and the off-the-beaten-track Wild Route - with a Sustainable Seafood Track and People Rocking Nature Track…

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